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Pamela Kerrigan, PhD

Pamela Kerrigan

Director for the Division of Natural Sciences
Professor of Chemistry
PhD, Arizona State University
MS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BA, Lakeland College

Areas of Interest

  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical education and demonstrations
  • Photodynamic therapy of cancer cells using porphyrins


  • NSCI 202 Chemistry for Our Daily Lives
  • CHEM 109 General, Organic, and Biochemistry
  • CHEM 120 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 121 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 219 Organic Chemistry Lecture I
  • CHEM 220 Organic Chemistry Lecture II
  • CHEM 433 Biochemistry I
  • CHEM 434 Biochemistry II
  • CHEM 460 Chemical Research

Professional Affiliations
Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity
American Chemical Society
Beta Beta Beta
Gamma Sigma Epsilon
Sigma Xi

Kerrigan, P. and Jespersen, N., AP Chemistry Test Preparation, 8th and 9th editions, Barron’s Publishing, February 2016 and August 2018.

Kerrigan, P., Ribeiro, A., Grove, P., “Effective strategies to improve academic success and retention in underrepresented STEM students,” American Chemical Society Symposium series, chapter in “Increasing Retention of Under-Represented Students in STEM through Affective and Cognitive Interventions” Dr. Tara Kishbaugh and Dr. Stephen Cessna, Eastern Mennonite University, co-editors, May 2018.

Kerrigan, P. and Schmalz, K., “Lipid review and teaching tips in nutrition,” California Journal of Health Promotion, 1, (3), 164-173, 2003

Kerrigan, P., Reddi, E., Segalla, A., Jori, G., Liddel, P., Moore, A., Moore, T., and Gust, D., “Carotenoporphyrins as Selective Photodiagnostic Agents for Tumors,” British Journal of Cancer, 69, 40-45, 1994

Kerrigan, P., Hung, S. C., Lin, S., Macpherson, A., DeGraziano, J., Liddell, P., Moore, A., Moore, T., and Gust, D., “Kinetics of Multistep Photoinitiated Electron Transfer Reactions in a Molecular Triad,” Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, 77, 207-216, 1994

Kerrigan, P., Gust, D., Moore, T., Moore, A., Macpherson, A., Lopez, A., DeGraziano, J., Gouni, I., Bittersman, E., Seely, G., Gao, F., Nieman, R., Ma, X., Demanche, L., Hung, S. C., Luttrull, D., and Lee, S. J., “Photoinduced Electron and Energy Transfer in Molecular Pentads,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 115, 11141-11152, 1993

Kerrigan, P., Lee, S. J., DeGraziano, J., Macpherson, A., Shin, E. J., Seely, G., Moore, A., Moore, T., and Gust, D., “Photoinduced Charge Separation in a Carotenoid-Porphyrin-Diquinone Tetrad: Enhancement of Quantum Yields via Control of Electronic Coupling,” Chemical Physics, 176, 321-336, 1993

Kerrigan, P., Gust, D., Moore, T., Moore, A., Krasnovsky, A. Jr., Liddell, P., Nicodem, D., DeGraziano, J., Makings, L., and Pessiki, P., “Mimicking the Photosynthetic Triplet Energy Transfer Relay,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 115, 5684-5691, 1993

Kerrigan, P., Radtke, K., Byrnes, R., Antholine, W., and Petering, D., “Requirement of Endogenous Iron for Cytotoxicity Caused by Hydrogen Peroxide in Euglena gracilis,” Marine Environmental Research, 34, 339-343, 1992

Kerrigan, P., Lyman, S, Taylor, P. K., Weir, A., Lornitizo, F., Antholine, W. E., Stone, D., and Petering, D. H., “Activity of Bleomycin in Iron and Copper Deficient Cells,” Biochemical Pharmacology, 38, 4273-4282, 1989